Northamptonshire County v AS and others

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. Following a series of catalogue of errors, omissions, delays and serial breaches of court orders in respect of a very young child, DS, who had been placed in foster care the authority agreed to pay damages: (i) to DS in the sum of £12,000; (ii) to the mother in the sum of £4,000; and (iii) to pay a sum of £1000 to the maternal grandparents to assist them in their care of DS. The basis of the award was arts 6 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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